plural abstracta\ -​tə \

Definition of abstractum

: an abstract entity (such as a universal, a relation, a class name) whiteness and virtue are abstracta contrasted with concretum

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First Known Use of abstractum

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abstractum

borrowed from Medieval Latin, neuter of abstractus abstract entry 1

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to take the place or position of

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